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American version of our vans

Post by jennyandpeter on Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:10 am

Interesting take on how they convert the exact same van in america , jealous of the opening windows . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25tXjRnf3-Q
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Re: American version of our vans

Post by AutoSleepyDon on Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:15 am

Nice video, thanks.
Its a Winnebago Travato (sounds like Ducatto). I looked it up on their website. It has a 280hp 3.6 V6 petrol engine!  Two hundred and eighty horse power.


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Post by jennyandpeter on Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:16 am

And they get 18 miles  to the gallon
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Post by meanchris on Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:40 am

jennyandpeter wrote:And they get 18 miles  to the gallon

This is interesting.

I used to drive a 1978 MKII Escort 1100 for work, and kept accurate fuel/mileage records. It averaged 25mpg over two years and 60,000mls from its 50+ bhp.

When I became self employed, one of the cars I owned was a 1992 Sierra Sapphire Cosworth 4WD. In standard tune it was 220bhp, and mine averaged 25mpg over two years and 40,000mls.
I then had it 'chipped' to 300+bhp (variable, depending on weather conditions) and it went a lot faster after that, it also managed 26mpg average over the next three years.

None of these are the questionable fuel computer measurements that fool people nowadays, these were petrol receipts and mileage calculations.

It's my belief that turbocharging extracts greater efficiency, and that small engines with low power and a heavy foot make for very poor efficiency.

Having said that, I also owned a Jeep Cherokee 4.0L LTD, straight six 4litre, which averaged about 13mpg over two years, flipping diabolical machine. hugegrins

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Post by AutoSleepyDon on Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:59 am

Of course 18 mpg in the US is 22 mpg to us in UK

A US gallon is much smaller than an imperial gallon (4/5 ths). A fact that is often missed when people compare petrol prices with the US.
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Post by biffobear on Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:44 am

jennyandpeter wrote:And they get 18 miles  to the gallon
Wow! I had a Rehall Ayrbus Ford Triton V10 petrol, 8 mpg and 12 mpg on LPG con. I'll order 2.  biggrin
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